Bieber Fever is now widespread enough to officially be labeled as a pandemic. On the heels of the news that [artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] will be releasing his official illustrated memoir, “Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story,” comes word that Paramount is prepping a movie featuring the young pop star.
Deadline New York reports that the yet-untitled film will be released in 3-D under the direction of the Oscar-winning “An Inconvenient Truth” director Davis Guggenheim. Bieber will play himself in what is described as a “feature biopic,” with performances from his current tour popping in throughout. Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, and Island Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid will produce, and a release date is currently set for February 11, 2011 — Valentine’s Day weekend.
Right around the time Deadline broke the news on Monday night, Bieber wrote an excited confirmation from his personal Twitter account. He wrote in one, “Next Valentine’s we r coming with a major 3D movie telling the story with an Oscar winning director and also filming the tour at MSG in NYC!!” Then he followed it up with, “This is so sick!! Gonna come out in theaters worldwide Valentine’s 2011!!! I’m taking this thing worldwide thanks to u all!! Hyped!!”
The 16-year-old Canadian pop sensation made his debut last year with the single “One Time” and he’s been a rising star ever since. My World, his debut EP, was released last November and quickly achieved platinum status. My World 2.0 was released a few months later, in March 2010, riding on the wave of success created by the debut single, “Baby.” Bieber will appear on CBS’ CSI season-premiere this fall.
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